Worldwide Wednesday Wrap-Up
Welcome to the Worldwide Wednesday Wrap-Up, in which we consolidate the major (and sometimes small, but interesting) international Red Cross and Red Crescent news into one list of nice little bite-sized links for you…
AFGHANISTAN: From water sanitation to detainee visits to fitting prosthetic limbs for amputees, this is one of the ICRC’s biggest operations worldwide.
OCCUPIED GOLAN: Transporting 8,000 tons of apples across the occupied Golan/Syria proper demarcation line is no everyday event.
SRI LANKA: The ICRC continues to evacuate the sick and wounded from the northern Vanni region.
KENYA: With millions on the brink of starvation, some children must eat poisonous fruit to survive. The IFRC and Kenya Red Cross are distributing food aid and raising funds to further respond to the crisis.
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO: With new seeds and tools 60,000 people who fled fighting can start farming again.
ZIMBABWE: The record-setting cholera epidemic rages on. Despite rapidly depleting funds, the IFRC continues to help treat and prevent the spread of this putrid and painful disease.
INDONESIA: The British Red Cross builds earthquake-resistant homes for people still recovering from the 2004 tsunami.
[The ALL CAPS place names link to maps so that you can get a quick idea of the region.]